How Do I get images directly from the Lr library when in Photoshop

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Can I open images directly from the library mode of Lightroom in to Photoshop? I know how to edit in Photoshop from Lightroom Ctrl E, but I want to know how to get images from Lr library when in Ps. File Open takes me to my computer and it’s possible to get the images that way, but time consuming. Surely there must be a way to get the images directly from the Lr library.
 
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You mean you are in Photoshop and want to use 'File - Open' and then go to the Lightroom catalog? That is not possible because the Lightroom catalog does not contain images, only links to them.
 
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Lightroom Classic is an image manager. PS is an image editor, So that you do not need to do the tedious work of finding an image in the filesystem and then opening that file in PS you need to use your image manager (Lightroom Classic). Bridge is another image. Both opens a selected image in PS. However you do not need but one image manager app.
 
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If the images are synced into the Lightroom Ecosystem:

  1. File>Open
  2. Top Left, under Home and Learn should be LR Photos
  3. Your Synced albums should appear when you click this.
  4. Select Photo
 
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If the images are synced into the Lightroom Ecosystem:

  1. File>Open
  2. Top Left, under Home and Learn should be LR Photos
  3. Your Synced albums should appear when you click this.
  4. Select Photo
As the OP is using Lightroom Classic, this won't really work. The images in the ecosystem are smart previews in that case, so Photoshop will indeed open the image but it will be the smart preview, not the original.
 
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